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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oven Fried Sesame Chicken

This is one of my favorite recipes for chicken breasts and I love it because it is good at room temperature or hot. It freezes well and is just really yummy! When I was preparing for #3, I made a batch of them and froze them. These pics are from Shabbat dinner a few weeks ago. The recipe comes from Mother and Daughter Jewish Cooking, one of my go-to cookbooks.

A hour before cooking, put 6 pieces of chicken in ziploc with:
5 tbsp fresh lemon juice and 1/2 tsp salt

Wet:
1 egg
3 tbsp canola or sunflower oil
1 tbsp dark sesame oil (I didn't have any left, so I used my chili sesame oil)
20 grinds black pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Dry: If you are using more than the 6 pieces of chicken, you should double the dry coating...
1 c. dry bread crumbs or matzah meal
1 tbsp dried mixed herbs (I used Italian herb mix)
zest of 1 lemon
3/4 c sesame seeds
1/2 tsp paprika

Preheat oven to 400F, coat chicken with wet and then dry and bake for 25-30 minutes, but watch carefully - there's nothing worse than dry chicken breasts. I usually use parchment paper if I have it, crisps the chicken nicely without burning it. It will crisp without turning, but I did flip them at the end so the other side would get that brown color that tastes so good.

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